Past Conferences

Presentations given at past conferences are listed below, along with a link to view the presentations.  (Presentation titles without links do not have a presentation file.)

Tech 2019

Tech 2019

27th Annual AWMA Midwest Section Environmental Technical Conference

2019 Conference Program

2019 Conference Photo Gallery

September 30, 2019 Keynotes

Jim Gulliford, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 7

Julie Coleman, Director, Bureau of Waste Management, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Katie Jo Wheeler, Deputy Department Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Catherine Fitzsimmons, Air Quality Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Kara Valentine, Deputy Director, Air, Land, and Energy Divisions, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

September 30, 2019 Air Roundtable

Doug Watson – KDHE

Darcy Bybee – MDNR

Chris Roling – IDNR

Kevin Stoner – NDEE

Amy Bhesania – EPA Region 7

September 30, 2019 Waste Roundtable
Julie Coleman – KDHE

Chris Nagel & John Jurgensmeyer – MDNR

Amie Davidson – IDNR

Erik Waiss – NDEE

Erin Weekley & Nicole Moran – EPA Region 7

Morning Keynotes
ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Update – Jennifer Jacka-Taylor, Region 7 Governor, ASCE

EPA Region 7 Legal Update – David Cozad, Regional Counsel, EPA Region 7

October 1, 2019 Lunch Keynote

Exposing the Imposter (Syndrome) – Diana Alt, DKA Coaching, LLC

October 1, 2019 Air Track
Considerations for Choosing a Stack Testing Provider – Franklin Stevens, Civil & Environmental Consultants

The Particulars of Particulate Matter – Zach Faber, Strata LLC

KC-TRAQs – Cody Brown, EPA Region 7

Air Permitting: What Applicants and Permit Writers Want You to Know – Kelli Calhoon, Ramboll & Keaton Abeln, KDHE

PM2.5 and Ozone Permitting in the Age of MERPs – Kristin Fritchman, Civil & Environmental Consultants

Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule – Ward Burns, EPA Region 7

October 1, 2019 Waste Track
Know What You Throw: Decoding Your Waste and Recyclables – Laura Drescher, Burns & McDonnell 

Solid Waste Management in Johnson County – Brandon Hearn, Johnson County Department of Health & Environment 

Honeywell FM&T’s Approach to Waste Management – Kelly Gant, Honeywell FM&T

PCB FAST: Toolbox for Site Cleanup – Annah Murray, EPA Region 7

Design & Construction of a ClosureTurf® Final Cover System – Dillon Baird & Paul Migwi, SCS Engineers

Aerosol Cans as a UW: Manufacturer’s Specification & Instructions – Taylor Wilson, Trinity Consultants

October 1, 2019 Hot Topics
2019 Nebraska Flood Management Challenges & Solutions – Erik Waiss, NDEE

What Will It Take to Make KC Climate Resilient? – Tom Jacobs, MARC

Aerosol Can Recycling Program – Greg Meitler, AECOM

Innovative Technologies to Improve Site Characterization: Extracting Value from Your Drone Data – Mike Rawitch, Ramboll

Recent Updates to the 40 CFR Part 82 Refrigerant Regulations & What to Do Now – Jerry Bauer, Burns & McDonnell

Why Energy Benchmarking is Critical for Our Economy & Environment – Chris Philbrick, APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure

Tech 2018

26th Annual Midwest Section Air & Waste Management Association Environmental Technical Conference

2018 Conference Schedule

2018 Conference Photo Gallery

Day 1 – February 26, 2018

EPA Region 7 Air & Waste Management Division Update – Becky Weber

Kansas Waste Program Update – Bill Bider

The State of Missouri’s Natural Resources, Carol S. Comer

Air Roundtable

No presentations

Waste Roundtable

EPA: New Generator Rule, eManifest and Coal Combustion Residual – Mary Goetz

Kansas Waste Program Update, Bill Bider

Day 2 – February 27, 2018

Morning Keynote: Environmental Security, Climate Change & the Future of the Environmental Profession – Dr. W. Chris King, Brigadier General United States Army (retired)

Air Presentations

Evaluating and Controlling Landfill Odors and Other Advancements in Landfill Technologies – Lindsay James & Austin Quick, Blackstone Environmental

Modeled Emission Rates for Precursors (MERPs) – Emily Robins, Burns & McDonnell

Air Quality Model Validation Study – Joseph Stolle and Wendy Vit, GeoEngineers, Inc.

Refrigerant Rule Update – Nancy Liang, Trinity Consultants

Maintaining Continuous Compliance with Air Quality Regulations – Steven Babler & Taylor Dunworth, POWER Engineers

KC-TRAQS – KCK-Neighborhood Air Quality Study – Cody Brown, EPA Region 7

Waste Presentations

Remediation of BTEX in Shallow, Silty Clay Soil – Successes and Insights – Brian Symons, Foth

Multi-Site Performance Review of Liquid Activated Carbon for Groundwater Treatment – Carlos Ortiz, REGENESIS

Case Study: Investigation of Chlorinated Solvent Impact in a Drinking Water Aquifer – Rachel Dercher, Environmental Works, Inc.

Bioremediation Using Emulsified Vegetable Oil – How Long Does It Really Last? – Mike Sieczowski, JRW Bioremediation

2017 Iowa Statewide Waste Characterization – Christine Collier, SCS Engineers

Sustainable Landfill Covers – Mike Kukuk, Blackstone Environmental and Charlie Sedlock, Hamm

Hot Topics

Wastewater Reuse in Combined Cycle Power Plants – Ben Pakzadeh, Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc.

Emerging Contaminants Update: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) – Brian Hoye, Burns & McDonnell

Current Regulatory Trends in the Midwest – Jim Price, Spencer Fane LLP

The Growing Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)/Drones and the Environment – Kelly Daly, Stinson Leonard Street

Supporting Environmental Permitting with Public Involvement – Chris Deffenbaugh, Burns & McDonnell you’ve got recycling questions, we’ve got the answers – Matt Riggs, MARC

Tech 2016

24th Annual Midwest Section Air & Waste Management Association Environmental Technical Conference

CC3_2015 Final Twin Creeks CTP Presentation 2-24-16

CC2_AWMA resilient community

AWMA Evolution Brownfields SCS Dzialowski 2016

AWMA Redev Brownfields Gen Overview City_KCMO Bracker 2016

AWMA Pipeline Issues Env damage TRC Drake 2016

CC2_Climate Change Resources AWMA Presentation February 2016

Air 2nd Session – Oil & Gas Industry Air Regulation Update – Kelli Calhoun – 2-24-16-cleaned

AWMA Keynote Legal Update EPA Cozad 2016

CC3_Myslivy Water and Energy Progress 022416

AWMA 3D Model contam sites Ramboll

Air 2nd Session – Oil & Gas Industry Air Regulation Update – Kelli Calhoun – 2-24-16-cleaned-min

AWMA Pipeline Issues Env damage TRC Drake 2016-min

AWMA Keynote Legal Update EPA Cozad 2016-min

CC2_Climate Change Resources AWMA Presentation February 2016-min

CC2_Climate Change Resources AWMA Presentation February 2016-min

Kansas Waste Management Update, Bill Bider

EPA – RCRA Highlights, Deborah Bredehoft

Missouri Hazardous Waste Program Regulatory Update, David Lamb

WW2_Kansas Underground Injection Control Program & Induced Seismicity

WW2_Effluent Limitation Guidelines for Power Plants – Pakzadeh

WW2_Contaminant Degradation and Forensics Using Compound Specific Isotope Analysis Peacock_Presentation_AWMA

CC3_Heartland Conservation Alliance_General Presentation_ Feb 2016

AWMA NSPS for Landfills SCS Taylor 2016

AWMA KS Environment KDHE Mitchell 2016

AWMA Keynote Fed Sustainability GSA Klumb 2016

AWMA Keynote Envl Trends Region7 EPA Smith 2016

AWMA Conference Flyer 2016

AWMA Brownfields EPA Klein 2016

Air Roundtable Tom Gross – KDHE – 2-23-16-cleaned

Air Roundtable – Kyra Moore – MDNR – 2-23-16-cleaned

Air 3rd Session – NAAQS Updates – Mike Jay – 2-24-16-cleaned

Air 3rd Session – Common Compliance Violations – Jennifer Nichols – 2-24-16-cleaned

Air 3rd Session – Air Quality Inspection Procedure -David Butler 2-24-16-cleaned

Air 3rd Session – Air Modeling Update -Minda Nelson – 2-24-16-cleaned

Air 2nd Session – Portable Analyzers -Tom Graham 2-24-16-cleaned

Air 2nd Session – Engine Rules and Lessons Learned – Kristen Chrislip 2-24-16-cleaned

Air 1st Session – Clean Power Plan Overview – Stacy Stotts – 2-24-16-cleaned